Fiji-born sprinter, Nick Pareti is competing in the Australian Junior Track and Field Championship in Sydney.
The competition started yesterday and will end next Sunday.
The 15-year-old has been living in Brisbane since 2017 and made the Queensland State Representative team when he came in second place in the Under 17 100 metres and fourth in the 200 metres finals at the Queensland State Championship two weeks ago.
The Ipswich Grammar School student broke his collarbone playing rugby 3 weeks before the Queensland State Championship.
Pareti’s coach, Ian Thompson, says the 15-year-old never faulted in his commitment to training and a medal at the state championship was a testament to his hard work.
Pareti says he is looking forward to competing against the top athletes in Australia at the National Championship.
He will be competing in the Under 17 100 metres and 200 metres events.
Pareti is the eldest son of Julian Pareti who is from Daliconi village in Lau and Doctor Sera Vada from Nairai in Lomaiviti.
The family moved to Brisbane in 2017.
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